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Billy Dean Cole

May 17, 1934 - March 8, 2020
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Funeral service for Mr. Billy Dean Cole, age 85 of Summertown, TN will be conducted on March 11, 2020 at 1PM at Summertown Church of Christ with Chris Cole, Bro. Artie Collins, and Bro. Don Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Wrights Cemetery, beside his late wife, Vilda Stewart Cole.

Billy was born on May 17, 1934 in Old Hickory, TN to the late Edmon Brown Cole and Lyndal Reed Cole. His family moved to McBurg when he was 9 years old and he was so proud to call McBurg his home. He was a graduate of Boonshill High School, Class of 1952, and a member of the Summertown Church of Christ. Mr. Cole sold insurance door to door for many years and preached at several Church of Christ congregations in Lincoln and Giles County, and Northern Alabama (Howell, State Line, Liberty, Beech Hill, and Oak Grove) for approximately 45 years. He was an avid fisherman who was always on the hunt for a shellcracker, bluegill, or catfish. In his early years he enjoyed quail hunting with his buddy Jimmy Cox, Kevin Hammons, his family, and the late Art Porter. Mr. Cole passed away at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Columbia, Tn on March 8, 2020, “The Lord’s Day”.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Brenda Gray Cole of Summertown, TN; his sons Jeffrey Cole of Lewisburg, TN, Kevin Cole of Fayetteville, TN, Chris (Lora) Cole of Lawrenceburg, TN, and Step-Son, Stuart Towry of Lawrenceburg, TN; grandchildren, Lisha Cole of Madison, AL, Austin Cole of Fayetteville, TN, William (Kayla) Cole of Hazel Green, AL, Morgan Cole, Jessie Cole and Andrew Cole of New Market, AL, Sadie Grace Cole and Sophie Cole of Lawrenceburg, TN, and step-granddaughter, Morgan Towry of Summertown, TN; great-grandchildren, Kyleh Cole, Taylor Cole, Gabriel Cole, Alyssa Bailey, Raegan Cole, Riley Cole, and Braxton Cole; sister, Frances (Bill) Crouch of Franklin, TN; nephews, Steve Crouch and Ken Crouch; niece, Jan Marshall.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, TN and 12PM to 1PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Summertown Church of Christ, Summertown, TN.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Summertown Church of Christ or your favorite charity.

The family would like to thank his many caregivers at Morning Pointe who were so attentive to his needs, Compassus Palliative and Hospice Staff who cared for him, and the family also appreciates his many doctors and nurses who saw him through his different needs of care and took time to listen to his comical humor. He never met a stranger and will be missed by many.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Dean Cole.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: March 10, 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: March 11, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM
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